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in part by politico.com. >> president obama asked me to come to israel with a very clear message, america's commitment to israel's security is rock solid and unwavering. >> this week on "inside washington" hillary clinton is on the case. >> i want to welcome secretary clinton once again to jerusalem. >> back home, racing toward the fiscal cliff. >> to show our seriousness, which would revenue on the table. >> presidential politics. >> forget about it. >> he is smart and the kind of leader we need for future of our country. >> it really is the nation's laws, losing david patraeus. >> personally, this is a heartbreak. >> full disclosure, we are putting this program together the day before thanksgiving and we come to you with the fervent hope that events will not overcome us. on this day, or families come first, like yours. let's start with the bloody conflict between israel and hamas in the middle east. israel's critics say they're doing more than defending themselves. there was a meeting to come up with a diplomatic solution. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that advances the security
flare-up in israeli-palestinian violence, in years. israel's offensive began last week, in response to a lentless barrage of missiles from palestinians. since then, the sharp escalation on both sides has raised fears of a widening conflict and the possibility of a repeat of israel's 2008 invasion of gaza. following similar rocket attacks then by hamas, this time around, however, the rules are vastly different. israel's missile defense systems greatly improved, the iron dome successfully intercepting hundreds of in coming rockets, but, israel is facing a better armed hamas, that has the backing of a new islamist government in egypt. this all presenting a serious challenge for both the united states, and the obama administration. and, new obstacles in creating a genuine israeli-palestinian peace process. we'll take all of that up here tonight, with admiral james lyons, retired commander of the u.s. pacific fleet and also, president obama wants more in the $1.5 trillion in tax hikes, but he has no plan -- or announced cuts in spending, why those tax hikes don't add up to anything meani
sent a stern warning today to israel threatening major retaliation if israel makes a move on lebanon. hezbollah is not involved in the renewed hostilities but they have fought with israel in the past. tensions their shared border really has never gone away. >>> at least 117 people are dead after a massive fire at a clothing factory in bangladesh. it happened outside the capital city of dhaka. you can see every window is lit with flames. some workers tried to escape out the windows. there were about 2,000 workers, mostly women, in that factory and they expect, unfortunately, the death toll to rise. >>> well, they took a week off for thanksgiving, but congress gets back to work starting tomorrow. time is short, but they have a lot on their agenda. the senate returns tomorrow, the house officially goes back into session on tuesday. the so-called fiscal cliff is the biggest item that is sitting on the congressional agenda. if president obama and congress don't reach some sort of deal, huge tax increases and spending cuts would automatically kick in january 1. todayself republica selveral
must be put on israel and hamas to end the violence in the region and work to a two-state solution. the remark came during a session of the house of commons. also discussion of recent elections for local police commissioners. this constituency and elsewhere. >> questions for the prime minister first from hunt. >> thank you, mr. speaker. before listing my engagements the house will wish to join me in sending our sympathies and condolences to the family of captain walter berry of first battalion at the royal richmond of scotland. he was described as a fantastic, engaging and professional soldier. he will be truly missed byll who knew him. our nation must never forget his service and sacrifice. this morning i had meetings with many and in addition to my duties in the house, first from hunt. >> kenna join the prime minister in paying tribute to captain barry and dollar soldiers working in afghanistan. libraries are closing, teachers are being laid off and youth clubs are shutting their doors. given that public funds are so precious does the prime minister really think it was a good use
and condolences are for his family and friends. can also express my deep or about loss of life in israel and gaza in recent days including the latest polling terrorist attack on a bus in tel aviv. there's widespread support on all sides of the house for an immediate and durable cease-fire being agreed in israel and gaza. will the prime minister set out in his view their main barriers to the cease-fire agreement now being reached? >> i agree with right hon. gentleman about the appalling news this morning about the terrorist attack on a bus in tel leave and also express our deep concern at the intolerable situation in southern israel and the grave loss of life in gaza. yes specifically what we can do to bring this cease-fire back. all of us across the european union including also america and beyond need to be putting pressure on the israeli prime minister and all those with contact with hamas to d escalate, stop the fighting, stop the bombing and that is what i have done. over the weekend i spoke twice to the israeli prime minister, wants to the president of israel. my friend the foreign secretary
turmoil. >> former defense -- well, defense minister and former prime minister in israel has announced he's not seeking a position in the next cabinet after the election. does this signal anything about the situation vis-a-vis iran since he was one of the most hawkish of the cabinet members on iran? >> no doubt it reflects i'm sure a set of personal considerations for him, but the fact is he has been the architect of the options vis-a-vis iran, he has been the one who basically has outlined why it has to be dealt with, even though he wants to put it in the context of close u.s./israeli relations. ultimately israel has to find a way to deal with it either on its own or with us. >> israel has talked about a ship that's loaded with rockets potentially heading to gaza. so is there another crisis brewing? where do we stand with the cease-fire, where both sides seem to be testing each other the last few days? >> i believe the cease-fire in fact is going to hold. if you look at all three parties who were involved in it aside from the united states, who i think did play a pivotal role at the end.
. also, securing israel from the enemies around it. a job that just got a lot tougher. new questions tonight about the safety of our friend and ally israel days after a cease-fire with hamas. now, a report that israeli spy satellite uncovered an evil stock pile and shipments possibly headed for gaza and those said to be just like the ones the islamic militant have been firing on the city. at the same time the leader of another terrorist group says his followers can rain down their own brand of terror on the state. fox reports from the middle east with the latest developments. >> and, what's luring americans back to prayer? many of you returning to your religion. in moments, what's pushing the trend. also, all it takes is a dream, plus a whole lot of luck to win a record breaking powerball jackpot. what would you do with 425 million dollars. >> i'm harris falkner with a cease-fire with a terror group only days old and life seeming to return to normal in israel, news of a different kind about our strongest ally in the middle east. a report, israeli intelligence spotted a ship carrying
hillary clinton praised him for helping to broker the peace deal between hamas and israel and the administration issued the state department a tepid criticism. how tough should they get? should they say you have to pull back? what should our demands and leverage be? >> our leverage is not only substantial bayance and aid, plus an imf deal but the marshaling world public opinion is also against this kind of move by mr. morsi. we appreciate president morsi's action but in the past it's always been the united states that's brokered these deals and there's a clear perception amongst hamas that they won on this one. unfortunately the plo, abbas and others, have been diminished as a result of the negotiations and settlement reached. i predict hamas will continue to test the israelis and how far they can government finally let's trace it back to iran. where did the missiles come from? iran. where are the iranian revolutionary guard on the ground, irsyria. the centrifuge continues to spin in tehran. we've got to face up to what is one of the prime reasons there's the kind of unres
clinton praised him for helping broker the deal between hamas and israel and so far, at least the administration issued, the state department, a tepid criticism. how tough should they get with them? directly say pull back, what should our demands an leverage be? >> our leverage is obviously, not only the substantial billions in aid we provide, plus, debt forgiveness and an i. -- an imf deal, but the marshalling world publish opinion is against this kind of move by mr. morsi. we appreciate president morsi's action but it always in the past the united states that brokered the deals and there is a clear perception at least amongst hamas that they won on this one. and, unfortunately, the plo has been, mahmoud abbas and others have been diminished as a result of the negotiations and the settlement reached, and i predict hamas will continue to test the israelis and how far they can go. and, finally, let's trace some of this back to iran. where did the missiles come from that were being fired? iran. where are the iranian revolutionary guard on the ground? syria, the centrifuges conti
. >> a big day in the middle east. today both israel and gaza meet to further the cease-fire between the two embattled nations. we're going to have a live report coming up for you. >> gray thursday, black friday, and now cyber monday. but just how good are the deals today, compared to what was put out this past holiday weekend? we're going to break it all down for you. >> did you do any shopping? >> absolutely not. there's too much football. >> don't you love it? >> good morning. welcome to "early start," i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. 5:00 a.m. in the east. so let's get started. they are back. our lame duck congress returning to capitol hill today. the senate in session this afternoon. the house back tomorrow. and with 35 days left, as john just reminded us, before we plunge down the fiscal cliff, two prominent republican senators, lindsey graham and saxby chambliss are signaling they are willing to give a break the no tax pledge. that is a hopeful sign, folks, because a new cnn/orc poll shows more than two thirds of americans believe a trip over that cliff would create major
deep inside the jungle we find a mystery of the maya. we go to lauren green in israel. >> solstice celebrations are few and far between but if you are christian looking for doomsday. this is the site of armageddon and the battle between good and evil. >>. >> reporter: from the ruins of maya culture to the other side of the world in rome. at st. peter's square an 83 foot sun dial that sits outside the basilica brought over from egypt in 30 ad. nearly every religion, islam, buddhism, hinduism they have the fascination with the apocalypse. christians prophesize about the end of time and the holy scripture. lauren green reports. ♪ 6. >> reporter: christians mark the end of time in the final chapter of the new testament the book of revelation. chapter 11 verse 18 reads, now is the time to destroy those who destroy the earth. >> book is not about destruction. it's not about the wrath of god. it is about consequences. >> reporter: mark translated the book from the original greek text. he collaborated with hollywood writer to publish a graphic novel to help readers visualize the final ch
bogus items. syria used distraction of fighting between israel and palestinians to resupply government troops in syria. correspondent leland vittert has the evidence. >> bretevidence >> reporter: they have been firing off and appearing ready for battle. the western intelligence sources tell fox news the men are ire rainian revolutionary guard troops coming to help bashar assad in the syria long civil war. they have exploited the attention on syria to ramp up the flight. often sending ton of ammunition, weapon and equipment multiple times a week. they are flying via rocky air space. the u.s. put pressure on iraq. iraq is inspecting the planes but sources say it's done on the return flight. when the plane is empty to appease the u.s. keep the flight coming. 18 months since the civil war. deflection from the syrian army means that assad has less well-trained men. >> recent rebel takeover have robbed the soldiers of equipment. and the army is running low on ammunition. >> while diplomatic pressure from united states is the only thing to stop iran shipments via iraqi air space, in israel th
again between israel and hamas and what israel says it will do to any weapons headed to gaza. >>> plus thieves take advantage of the season of giving and the efforts to find those responsibility for tens of thousands of toys for needy children. >> and the rise this traffic deaths in the bay area and what experts say is to blame. >>> continuing coverage now on the conflict between influence and hamas. tonight there are reports that israel spy satellites have spotted an iranian ship being loaded with rocketstor gaza. david lee miller with the latest from jerusalem. >> reporter: according to the sunday times of london an israeli spy satellite spotted rocks that militanted in gaza fired at tel aviv in jerusalem. the israeli military is believed to have destroyed much of the stock spiel in the conflict. intelligence sources say the weapons shipment will likely be escorted by an iranian warship. the paper also says the cargo ship might contain longer range ballistic missiles to be deployed to in jaundfor use against israel. hamas says with the help of iran it will continue to try to rebuild
the mysteries of the maya. we go from my colleague lauren green in israel. >> both of the celebrations were few and far between. this is the site of armageddon the end of times battle between good and evil. that story coming up next. >>. >> reporter: from the ruins of >> from the ruins of the myian cu maya culture time is universal to matter where you are. an 83 foot sun dial sits outside of the basilica brought over from egypt in the year 20in ad. nearly every religion judaism, islam, hinduism, they all have a fascination with the epoapocaly. >> christians prophesy about the end of time in the scripture. >> christians mark the end of time in the final chapter of the bible's new testament the book of revelations. chapter 11 verse 18 reads, now is the time to destroy those who destroy the earth. >> a book is not about destruction it's not about the wrath of god it is about consequences. >> greek orthodox priest translated the book from the original greek text. he collaborated with a hollywood writer and christian el straight tore to publish a graphic novel that helps people visualize the final c
with the israel and palestinian thing? worried about your teen's driving habits? now you can hire an off-duty cop to spy on them. but is that legal? that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, you will be glad to know your congress is back from break and so begins another round of negotiations aimed at keeping the country from going off the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama expressing optimism they can come up with a deal to prevent automatic spending cuts and expiring tax breaks just into fox, the white house spokesman, jake carney, reports president obama spoke with the house speaker boehner and the senate majority leader harry reid over the weekend. still, concerns of the crisis and the european debt crisis sent stocks down but not precipitously but down. we are seeing signs of progress in washington, dc, with rare bipartisan consensus on raising taxes on the wealthy but they remain at odds over the specifics. in other words, exactly highway do you do it. and mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. the white house
. melissa: an unprecedented power grab assets of violent protests as that treat sets and before israel and a mosque. how quickly could the region's fragile lps unravel? details next. plus, from black to green. retail sales knocked it out of the park over thanksgiving weekend. but it may not -- stores may not be laughing all the way the bank we will explain. more "money" coming up. having you sh my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. of grn giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant now we need a little bit more... [ male announcer ] at humana, we understand the value of quality time and personal attention. which is why we are proud to partner with health care professionals who understand the difference that quality time with our members can make... that's a very nice cake! ohh! [ giggles ] [ male announcer ] humana thanks
? and what does that mean for is cale and the -- israel and rest of the middle east? former ambassador to the u.n. dan gillerman will be with us moments away. he will give us his perspective coming up. bill: a surprise announcement from israel. president ehud barak says he is quit politics but will stay on after the january elections in israel. often seen as a moderating force and in considering possible military action. he is 70 years old. he says he wants to spend more time with his family. that news out of israel. martha: it is a very busy morning here in "america's newsroom.". ahead evidence iran has used the recent israel-gaza crisis as a bit of distraction from the rest of the world. we have details on secret operations ahead in a fox news exclusive. bill: was this a white house cover up after the days after the attacks in benghazi and the days before? there are new allegations from leading republicans on that. kt mcfarland will break it down. >> it is assumed the proportions of any other major scandal in this town. there are many layers to the onions. there are all kinds of ques
-fire between israel and hamas, he is now consolidating power. how worry side the administration about it? >> very worried, but they are very, very cautious because he is their new point of leverage really with hamas. he is the future, they thought, of trying to negotiate something and revive the israeli-palestinian talks. and now suddenly he seizes power. he was looking for this opportunity. he is threatened by the judiciary and the other mubarak forces who have, he believes, stopped the constitutional process and stymied that. but for him to do this now, at his point of greatest authority, puts the administration in a bind. and it's unclear how this is going to resolve. >> david brooks, there's a larger strategic question. there's egypt, gaza, syria, iran. there's a president's second term that's got to be dominated by this region. >> i think so. it's the middle east, so there's good news and bad news. the good news is that the obama administration did an excellent job of supporting israel all through this. made israel feel moderate and the arabs feel realistic. the second piece of good
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and that is also up from last year. >> the cease-fire is holding between god and israel. the two sides are meeting with officials today and discuss and possibly opening and border crossings. the cease- fire brokered last week as the president pushed for the cease-fire and secretary hillary clinton and visited the region. troops were gathering in the gaza border for a possible ground invasion. this started when moss militants fired rockets rockets into israel and israel reach tolerate it retaliated with rocket airstrikes. the cease-fire is holding for now. >> it is seven 05 a.m. and we'll be back in just a couple of minutes. the bases thig story is the fog. we will be right back. sleep train has your ticket to tempur-pedic. experience the pressure-relieving comfort of tempur-pedic, and sleep risk-free with sleep train's 100-day money back guarantee. get 36 months interest-free financing: no down, and no interest for 3 years. plus, get free same-day delivery. sleep train's 100-day money back guarantee, interest-free financing, and free delivery? that's the ticket! sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedi
-fire between israel and hamas. doesn't even settle with the truce and then morsi announces this decree essentially a huge power grab. what is the significance? >> reporter: well, suzanne, the significance is until a parliament is formed here in egypt, until a constitution is drafted, he is the most powerful man in egypt, and, technically, he can do whatever he wants without any apparent oversight. that's why he is being called egypt's new dictator. that's why you have thousands of protests taking place behind us in tahrir square. the protesters represent the opposing factions, the liberals, the secularists, women's rights groups, the youth groups. essentially, their position is that we're not going to talk to mr. morsi until he rescinds his decrees, and we spoke to one of his top advisors today, and he said he'll consider that, but first there needs to be a dialogue. let's take a listen to the advisor. >> what kind of concessions are you willing to make? >> this decision is up to the president. not for us. >> is it possible -- is it possible -- >> we are ready for our dialogue. >> are
. >>> in cairo, talks began between palestinians and israel. egypt is working with the two sides. they're negotiating a new border arrangements for the gaza strip. the palestinians want a complete lifting of a block aid while israel wants and ends to arms smuggling. >>> forensic experts arrived at tel aviv today, teams from switzerland, russia and france will take three samples of yassi yassir arafat's body to determine what killed him nearly eight years ago. >> we hope that all these experts will manage to basically finds what we're looking for, the truth. >> arafat's widow and many other palestinians believe he was poisoned. earlier this year a swiss lab found what it called significant traces of pulonium210 on his tooth brush. the investigation could take months. >> it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. >> bounce houses, they're becoming increasingly popular at parties and in people's back yards. but with that, comes increasing danger. the numbers to back up the warning from the doctors. >>> a symbolic move by nfl cheerleaders. why they shaved their heads in the middle of
the elections in january. many political observers are expecting him to change political parties. >> israel has taken a step towards expanding its missile defense. existing systems down. hundreds of hamas rockets during the recent violence and now they have successfully tested a new weapon against medium-range domiciles. israel hopes will be ready by 2014. -- medium-range missiles. thousands of angry workers in bangladesh have been protesting after ianother fire after the worst ever factory blaze. >> eclipsed the focus on note the working conditions. have forced the closure of the other factories and lay the area. to many of those responsible, they want them to be punished. >> firefighters could not contain this blaze, so the workers pitched in to help. together, they managed to put out the fire. it was the second factory fire outside of the capital in days. this time, no one was killed only a few people were injured. but employees are angry at what they say is a complete lack of fire safety of the workplace. >> there are fire extinguishers but they do not work. they are really for show. the wa
. >>> live from america's news headquarters israel testing it's newest missile defense system this month, the missile shield shot down hundreds of hamas rockets fired from gaza. today, israel unveiled it's plane which shot down its first rocket. it is the next stage in what israel calls a multi layer missile defense, thanksgiving weekend shopping shattering sales records this year. nearly 250 million consumers spending close to $50 billion. and analysts predicting cyber monday will set a record with a projected 130 million americans clicking on, checking out web deals. now back to "fox files". for your latest headlines log on to fox news.com. files. >>> ♪ >> what does a famous hollywood actress, a tough fearless hockey player, and a woman who grew up in the 1930s have in common? they are all in the center of a medical mystery which may effect 3 million people living in the united states. we begin with jennifer esposito's story. >> you are new york girl all of the way. >> i am. born in brooklyn and raised in staten island. i wanted to come to the city and start my acting career. >> grow
. this is what democracy is all about. >> what does this do to israel and to the united states? >> well, look. i mean we -- let's not -- you know egypt is the most important arab state, the first state to sign a peace treaty with israel in the 1970s. egypt is a major, major ally of the united states, not vis-a-vis just israel but also in the broader middle east as well. it affects not just egypt but the neighborhood as well. egypt played a critical role this brokering a truce between hamas and israel. hamas looks up to morsi. hamas listens them. even israel, i would argue, recognize the frounld invasion of hamas because egypt is a pivotal player and because the peace treaty was on line. that's why what happens in egypt not only affects egyptians, it affects the neighborhood and egypt relation with the person powers. in particular it affects them in the middle east and rain world. >> right now a 100-constituent assembly is working on drafting a constitution in egypt. liberals and christians walked out. so basically it's being run by islamists now. some have said part of president morsi's calculat
between israel and hamas? they're happening in egypt today. >> and $59 billion! retail records broken as americans crowded stores for some competitive shopping over the weekend. and now cyber monday is here. will shoppers be in even more of a spending mood? >> you want to talk about money? a new powerball jackpot. a new record in the cash payout. it's unreal. >> a packed two hours ahead for you this morning. new jersey congressman bill pascrell will be joining us, grover norquist, jamie rubin, dr. hanan ashrawi, will be our guest, peter billingsley from a christmas story, and grinle college hoops star jack taylor. remember him? big game he had the other day. and the one and only tony bennett, monday, november 26th. welcome, everybody, "starting point" this morning. is that a hint of compromise in the air on capitol hill? 35 days left till we reach the fiscal cliff. and a couple of key republicans are now suggesting that they're willing to forego their no tax pledge to try to get a budget deal done and avoid massive tax hikes, and spending cuts that will come in the new year. brand-new
called it the energy crisis. opec became angry of u.s. support of israel and staged a nine month embargo of oil shipments to have the united states. it happened again in 1979 after iranian missionaries cut oil shipments to the u.s. over the course of a decade, americans had to confront sell. this long time energy crisis -- >> that's it for this week's second look. i'm frank somerville. we'll see you again next week.
, egypt, this morning. as you know egypt has been a key player in brokering the cease-fire between israel and hamas. today in cairo, mediators continue talks with israel. topics will include opening border crossing and easing israel's economic blockade in gaza. the ongoing talks come as the palestinian authority leaders go before the united nations this week to renew their bid for statehood. >>> also new this morning, israel's defense minister says he will leave his post in january. ehud barak says he wants to spend more time with his family. but there's been a lot of buzz he's forming a new party. he's led israel's military for the last five years and served as the nation's prime minister for a couple of years before that. >>> is it over, grover? republicans back away from grover norquist's anti-tax pledge. what do republicans want in return? that's our talk back question today. ♪ [ gordon ] for some this line is a convenience. how you doing today? i'm good thanks. how are you? i'm good. [ gordon ] but for others, it's all they can afford. every day nearly nine million older americans
, on the constitution and the attack on the judges right after he brokered the deal between israel and hamas. so he was already rending services in the international community and then asking for a license at home. it's really basically a page from the book of hosni mubarak. i think in washington, there is great uncertainty, what to do with the islamists in power. this is not just from this crisis of november 2b 22nd, this crisis of the last week behind us. this has been the case since the fall of the dictatorship of hosni mubarak, what to do with the islamists in egypt, what to do with the islamists in tunisia and what to do with the rise of the islamists in the region as a whole. >> over the weekend, senator john mccain said, our dollars will be directly related to the progress towards democracy. if you add up all the economic and military assistance the u.s. gives egypt every year, it's about $1.5 billion. should that be used as leverage to try to get egypt back on this democracy road? >> well, i usually have great deference to the opinions of senator mccain. i see things on national security th
but on the other hand you saw last week how important morsi was in putting together the cease-fire between israel and hamas. he will be important on issues like iran, on countering terrorism. he now is one of the dominant figures in the middle east. so the administration doesn't want to alienate him but i do think they have to speak truth to power. and there will be criticism both from the united states and many other countries about this worrisome sign of possible return to authoritarianism in egypt. >> glor: nicholas burns, thank you. palestinian authority president abbas spoke to his supporters on the eve of his departure to the united nation where he will argue that plan should be upgraded to an observer state. abbas's predecessor yasser arafat died eight years ago. some still suspect foul play. as allen pizzey reports tonight an extraordinary step will be taken this week trying to resolve doubts once and for all. >> reporter: for many palestinians yasser arafat is more a relic of history than part of the ongoing struggle for an independent state. for a brief period this week, however, he wil
. >> the cease-fire is holding between taos and israel. and the two sides are meeting with egyptian officials today. they will be discussing possibly opening border crossings at easing israel's economic blockage of gaza. >> >> welcome back to kron 4 morning news we are watching wall street. the dow surged up to 1073 points on friday. but dow futures are down 40 ahead of opening bell. early thanksgiving hours for resellers and early deals on-line lead to a big increase in shopping over the four day holiday weekend. an estimated 139 million adults visit stores and web sites. and on the day congress returns from their holiday white house economist released a report today saying that if lawmakers don't deal with the fiscal health that consumers might curtail their shopping or the holiday season. this new report says that if taxes go up at the end of the year for middle and condemincome tax. it would reduce consumer spending by nearly 2 $1 billion next year. >> a new national poll suggests that americans understand that the physical cliff is no joking matter. two-thirds of people questioned and a
gauze why and israel and playing out in egypt. bring us up to speed. the rebels made some advancements. >> the rebels have scored some successes. they have captured a couple of rather small but still significant military installations, one little air base, they got a tank out of it, they destroyed a couple of helicopters, destroyed another couple of tanks that was seen -- because it was very close to damascus, seen as a major victory for them. moreover, moreover they changed their strategy. their strategy of trying to go into a major city, take it, and hold it. and they get pulverized in bombing campaigns that took so much of a toll on the civilian population. going right after the military, the military centers in and doing so, they're gaining arms. and expertise. there are more people that are joining them, the syrian military still a formidable force and the rebels probably not a match for them toe to toe but gaining strength. >> we know the geography, turkey to the north, turkey considering putting missiles on the border now? >> they're asking nato to consider it. they're sending a
. >> gretchen: we do. a stunning announcement out of israel. ehud barak calling it quits. he has concerns over the military offensive in gaz a. this is weeks before the general election. he wants to focus on his personal life. there is more to this story i think. angry workers and a fire in bangladesh. many workers were trapped in the building because of no emergency exits. some of the clothes were made for walmart and sears and clothing line of sean puppy combs. shellie moore catit po will announce her cand date for u.s. senate. she is a pro choice republican and she is a test of the gop's ability to expand the appeal to voters, the congresswoman will run for democrat jay rockefeller's seat. the senator is not saying if he will run again in 2014. it is an exciting day today. shoppers will be pounding the keyboards and not the pavement looking for on line bargains. this year's cyber monday will be a big success with americans expected to spend 1. 5 billion bucks up 20 percent from last year. i saw the deals last night. buy one and 60 percent off on the other. it is enticing. >> brian: deals ar
as egypt's president expands his power on the heels of helping to broker a ceasefire between israel and hamas. >>> new egyptian leader, same old story for the u.s. relationship? good morning from washington. it's monday, november 26, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. welcome back from the long break. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. congressional leaders return to washington this week and with just 36 days left to avert the so-called fiscal cliff becoming more apparent that senate republicans want a deal and they would like one pretty quick. but while there may be a bi-p t bipartisan consensus to raise taxes on the wealthy, the sides are still far apart on where the revenue will come from. staff level negotiations are a little bit more than stalled. not fully stalled but they didn't go so great last week and it's unclear where speaker boehner will get the votes for a deal that would raise tax rates. which is why he's pushing against that idea. two senate republicans up for re-election in 2014 have bucked norquist saying they are willing to let taxe
him to account for what he does domestically and regionally. >> in cairo today delegations from israel and hamas are there for indirect talks to work on details beyond the initial cease-fire. i have a list of topics they're expected to cover, opening border crossings, easing israel's economic blockade and what do you expect from these discussions today? what are the chances any progress will be made? >> i think these already tough discussions. all the leverage that comes with having the military action on going is gone now. the pressure to make tough concessions and compromises is diminished and morsi is very distracted biz his own domestic crisis. i think you can have these talks go on for some time without major changes and that sets up the prospect for more conflict in the future. >> during this time if it takes awhile will the cease-fire hold? >> i think right now neither side has interest and i think more israel if iran starts to rearm hamas very quickly and i think they will see that as an untenable situation and it is possible you could over the next weeks see a resumption in so
israel and hamas. his actions raise concern. >> to assume this kind of power is unacceptable to the united states of america. we don't obviously want to see a democratically-elected person take the place of a undemocratic he-elected dictator, that was before that. they are planning ralliys in cairo at locations less than a mile apart. it could set the stage for mow violence. back to you. >> and the low chowds and fog never really quite cheered across the golden gate bridge and along the coastline. keeping the temperatures cooler today than what we saw yesterday. it will be cooler, still, to start off the workweek and we got rain, a lot of it. a look at the forecast, coming up these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a quali
. we are so blessed out right now. >> it is amazing, i came all the way from israel to meet the people and hang out and she was amazing. >> the environment, the people, everything. it is like everyone has so much energy. >> hey, you are beautiful. and i love you. >> why? because... it is definitely a lot more fun than being inside. >> so far we have had zero problems. it is a long-step process, a lot of thinking and people involved. so we think that we got rid of all of the problems that could happen. they are doing it, and we are doing it and everybody is doing the best that they can. >> it is a wonderful out reach >> come. >> it is beautiful. ♪ >> when there's good children's theater, it is good theater. if it is good theater, you would like it. even if it is for children that, is what i think. i know for the velveteen rabbit, i feel it is a story for kids and much older people. it is about being a young child and loving a toy or friend and it is also about what it means to get old. >>> in 1986 my son was 2. i decided i would like to adapt the velveteen rabbit. mind you, i had neve
for his role in brokering the truce between israel and hamas militants. so what is this guy morsery really up to? he goes in. sweeps into hamas. he will be the savior. will help broker a peace deal, meanwhile with the other hand back in egypt he is guilty of a huge power grab that makes him awful lot like a dictator in what was supposed to be a more democratic egypt. so what happens now with the country we currently support with almost $2 billion in foreign aid? ambassador john bolton was one of the very first to warn, be careful what you wish for when the arab spring drove morsi's predecessor, mubarak, from power. that guy was basically a dictator too but he was a pro-western dictator. now there is a question whether we have upgraded and whether the egyptian people have. we'll ask ambassador bolton what he thinks. >>> in washington we're hearing new concerns over the fate of the recently ramped up budget talks in washington and what they're talking about is your money and how much they're going to take. after a growing number of liberal democrats now say they would rather see a series of
, giving me signs in israel. >> my children learned how to swim in this pool. >> reporter: sheila martin came to the 77-acre compound in 1985. her husband, wayne, was a harvard law graduate. they brought their six children. >> i thought at first it was going to be a sunny day. just walk into the kingdom one day, bring my family, and we'll live forever through eternity, believing in the scriptures and doing the things god wanted. >> when it comes to religious matters, you're always learning. >> reporter: clive doyle came to waco on his way from australia to israel. he ultimately stayed to study scripture with david koresh. >> as his message developed, we came to see him as more than just a prophet. >> reporter: a messiah. >> right. manifestation of god in the flesh. >> reporter: koresh added a twist to his message in 1989, declaring only he could have sex. all the other branch davidian men would be celibate, even married men. koresh, however, could have multiple wives. in this home video that he would later send to federal agents during the siege -- >> i'm not a mean person. >> no, no. >>
. israel bombarded the gaza strip with more than 180 airstrikes today. the king of jordan has canceled a visit to britain under the protest there. "the new york times" reporting the pentagon says it could take more than 45,000 troops to contain them. i cannot remember a time of more moving parts in the middle east puzzle than right now on this day. so much is new, and they are all inter-connected. hamas is testing is real. israel is testing egypt. there is more uncertainty about israel and the end of -- the relationship with iran. what is hezbollah doing now that they are involved in their own fights inside syria? the opportunity for turkey to play a role right now. it just is the normans. this is probably the least secure discussion there is. i am reminded of bob dylan's favorite song. i propose we adopted as the anthem. there must be some way out of here. let's aim of for some relief, and maybe a little less confusion. i would like to propose the following format for the beginning of the panel. then i want to open it up for a lot of questions on the floor. i would like to propose our
abruptly quit this morning. he's known as a leading strategist as israel confronts iran's nuclear program. he's looking forward to spending more time with his family. he will spend his current post until the new government is formed as the new elections are on january 23rd. >>> and on to egypt, things are calm right now after four straight nights of violent protests. tahrir square, a large crowd still camped out there. and just in the past hour mohamed morsi met with top judges. morsi issued a decree seizing new powers. it sparked massive riots that killed one protesters. nbc's jim maceda joins us live. we were advised to be careful when saying morsi tried to seize power. specifically run down the decree or what he's seeking here. >> reporter: well, the whole issue of power is what's at stake, and you mentioned that meeting in your lead. that meeting with -- between morsi and top egyptian judges is absolutely critical to this whole playing out of what's going to happen to egyptians in this country. that face-to-face meeting has been going on now for almost four hours. there were indicatio
between israel and the terror group hamas just days old a new report shows israeli intelligence now say it spotted a ship carrying missiles and rockettes potentially headed for gaza to help rearm hamas. the weapons believing to be coming from iran. the sunday times of london reporting they may be the same types recently fired into israel. it will not allow any efforts to rearm hamas. shopping alert black friday shattered retail sales this year. nearly 250 million consumers shopping in stores and on-line spending about 60 billion bucks. analysts say you haven't seen anything yet. tomorrow is cyber monday and they believe it will be a record breaker as well. 30 million americans clicking on and checking out web deals. happy shopping. i am harris falkner, now back to fox files. >> oo what does a famous hollywood actress, a tough fearless hockey player, and a woman who grew up in the 1930s have in common? they are all in the center of a medical histo medical mystery which may effect 3 million people in the united states. jennifer esposito's story. >> you are a new york girl all of the way.
this panel is syria. but what is happening in israel as we gather here this week? these are the questions of our time. these are the challenges of our generation and. that, i think, is one of the great benefits of opportunities like halifax, to have a very in- depth discussion on how we got as a community -- a community of democracies, a community of countries that care, are compassionate, and are able to do something to stop the slaughter of innocent civilians. >> there were many who say we need to have more young emerging democracies that need to be stepping up to the plate and taking on more of your responsibilities. indonesia, india, brazil, turkey, south africa, but at the same time, we also hear the statements made that as they get involved and should step up to the plate in helping to nurture democracy come to protest human rights, but that they also have to make sure there roadhouses in order. what are your thoughts on that? >> certainly, more nations now have their role to play. definitely, in our case, we're trying to play a role based on our experience. as you might know, our c
there are ceasefire talks going on in cairo dealing with hamas and israel. what's the latest on that? >> reporter: that's right. of course, the ceasefire between the palestinians and israelis was declared last wednesday. the fighting stopped but some of the details is yet to be hammered out. and that's what's happening in cairo today, between the israelis and the palestinians with egypt playing the role of mediator. these two sides have to work out a lot of very difficult topics. among them, the economic blockade of gaza, travel in the crossings, and then the alleged smuggling of illegal weapons into gaza from egyptian territory. a lot of tangled topics to tackle. history shows these are not easy issues to solve, but they're going to have a go at it with egypt playing the role of mediator, john. >> thanks, reza sayah in cairo this morning. great work today. thanks. >>> we're also following a remarkable story involving the late palestinian leader, yassir arafat. beginning tomorrow, arafat's body will be exhumed so investigators can figure out once and for all whether the head of the plo had been p
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